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A Changing Climate May Not Spell Doom For Coral Reefs After All
2013-10-30 09:18:53

A new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its academic partners reveals that coral reefs may be able to adapt to moderate climate warming, improving their chance of surviving through the end of this century.

Coral Reef Biodiversity More Important To Divers Than Fish Abundance
2013-08-20 15:31:55

With ecotourism on the rise, determining what elements of a nature-based attraction are most appealing can have significant consequences financially and for raising awareness of conservation issues.

Citizen Science Valuable, Benefits Marine Research Greatly
2013-03-13 12:48:07

Mobile technology is enabling people to become productive in ways they never thought possible and recently the scientific community has been looking to tap into that productivity by enlisting citizen scientists.

Our Coral Reefs Are Tougher Than We Thought
2012-07-12 16:38:51

Coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific region pull through faster from major stress than their Caribbean counterparts, leading marine scientists said today.

2012-07-10 10:34:54

Like their warrior ancestors, leaders of many Pacific Island nations have been making efforts to safeguard their countries, this time by sounding an alarm as the impact of climate change becomes more apparent.

2012-05-03 09:11:50

Australia’s sea snakes may be more in danger of extinction than previously thought, marine scientists say.

Another Outbreak Of Coral Disease Hits The Reefs Of Kāneʿohe Bay, Oʿahu
2012-01-08 05:25:27

Researchers have discovered an outbreak of coral disease called Montipora White Syndrome (MWS) in Kāneʿohe Bay, Oʿahu.

Hawaiian Coral Reefs Valued At $33.5 Billion
2011-10-22 04:55:23

A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration survey of U.S. residents has discovered that Americans estimate the value of Hawaii's coral reefs at $33.57 billion per year.


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